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Doctor insights on: Krill Oil Vs Fish Oil Epa

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Are fishoils, flaxseed oils, krill oil, cod fish oils beneficial to our health?

Are fishoils, flaxseed oils, krill oil, cod fish oils beneficial to our health?

Not certain: Since it is so difficult to demonstrate any clear benefit, the answer is that intelligent meal planning is important, but these supplements are probably a waste of money for most people. Glucosamine is clearly a waste of money, yielding the same result as the placebo in the largest and best trials. ...Read more

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Fish Oil (Definition)

Fish oils contain two active omega-3 fatty acids, dha and epa. Most fish oil products contain both dha and epa, but supplements enriched in dha or epa are available. Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to significantly reduce sudden cardiac death. Some studies also indicate the potential for benefits in dementia and risk of heart attack. The omega-3 content of cold water ...Read more


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Which is best: fish oil, cod liver oil or krill oil?

Which is best: fish oil, cod liver oil or krill oil?

Fish oil: Refer to this wiki for lots of information on fish oil: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/fish_oil. Lots of faith involved not sure any reliable studies comparing oils ...Read more

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Which is better fax seed oil or fish oil supplements?

Which is better fax seed oil or fish oil supplements?

Fish Oil: Fish oil does not need to be converted in the body to obtain the beneficial omega-3 fatty acids but flax seed does so fish oil would be the better supplement. My best. ...Read more

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Do fish oil capsules lower ldl?

Do fish oil capsules lower ldl?

May increase LDL: Prescription fish oil (lovaza) is indicated for treatment of high triglyceride, but in doing so it actually raises the LDL a bit. Taking it as a supplement (smaller dose--1/4 of dose) may not do much at all in term of changing the lipid profile. So, if u need to lower ldl, fish oil is not the way to go. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is fish oil harmful?

Is fish oil harmful?

No/Yes: Most anything can be harmful if taken improperly. Think about it, drinking too much water can make you very ill or you can die. Fish oil, like anything else should be taken according to manufacturer's directions or according to your health care provider. Fish oils have many beneficial effects if used properly and if a reputable product is purchased. Some fish oils are alleged to be contaminate. ...Read more

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Can omega fish oil lower psa?

Can omega fish oil lower psa?

Doubtful: Psa rises from enlarged prostate or tumor. Omega fish oil is not likely to impactbthis. ...Read more

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Can omega 3 fish oil supplement from anchovy, mackerel,menhaden,sardine and tuna reduce schizophrenia?

Can omega 3 fish oil supplement from anchovy, mackerel,menhaden,sardine and tuna reduce schizophrenia?

Unknown: There are no randomized clinical studies that have been performed which evaluate whether these substances have an impact on the natural history of schizophrenia. ...Read more

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How does fish oil w/600mg epa/dha compare to krill oil?

How does fish oil w/600mg epa/dha compare to krill oil?

Krill is more potent: Krill oil is generally more potent. Problems may arise for someone who is allergic to shrimp. For those of us that don't like the fishy taste another alternative is hemp seeds; very high in omega 3, 6, & 9. ...Read more

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Is krill oil better than cod liver oil?

Is krill oil better than cod liver oil?

Perhaps a bit but...: Krill oil and cod liver oil are both excellent sources of essential Omega 3 fatty acids EPA and DHA. The main thing krill oil has that cod liver oil does not is Astaxanthin, a powerful antioxidant with many proven benefits (see http://products.mercola.com/astaxanthin/). But krill oil costs much more so you could take cod liver oil and supplement with astaxanthin. See my comment: ...Read more

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Does flax seed offer epa and DHA fatty acids?

Mostly ALA: Dha and epa are found more in animal products like salmon. ...Read more

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What are the differences between cod liver oil, fish oil and krill oil?

What are the differences between cod liver oil, fish oil and krill oil?

Fish oils: read these: http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-993-fish%20oil.aspx?activeingredientid=993&activeingredientname=fish%20oil http://breakingmuscle.com/nutrition/krill-oil-vs-fish-oil-whats-the-difference http://foodwatch.com.au/blog/fats-and-oils/item/q-what-s-the-difference-between-fish-oil-and-cod-liver-oil.html

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Which do you recommend, cod liver oil vs. Fish oil?

Which do you recommend, cod liver oil vs. Fish oil?

Omega 3 is good: Many people can not eat enough fish to get sufficienct omega 3. I am a firm advocate of taking this. I like fish oil better than cod liver oil due to its purification and processing. For heart disease it is 2-4 grams, for joint paint 4-6 grams and for prevention 2grams. For mental health it is dha not epa that you need. ...Read more

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Is cod liver oil or fish oil better for hair?

Is cod liver oil or fish oil better for hair?

Fish oil: Refer to this wiki for lots of information on fish oil: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/fish_oil. ...Read more

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Taking fish oil krill oil buckthorn hawthorn n gingko. Can comb cause haematuria.

Taking fish oil krill oil buckthorn hawthorn n gingko. Can comb cause haematuria.

No: Not unless you have a source in your genitourinary tract. In other words, they won't cause spontaneous bleeding. There has to be something else wrong. ...Read more

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Which fish has omega-3?

Which fish has omega-3?

Cold water fish like: Salmon, mackerel, herring, sardines, albacore tuna, and lake trout. The american heart association recommends eating at least 2 fatty fish meals a week since eating these fish is associated with better heart health. ...Read more

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How are fish oil capsules helpful?

How are fish oil capsules helpful?

Fish oil: Refer to this wiki for lots of information on fish oil: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/fish_oil. ...Read more

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Is.Omega 3 oil the same as salmon fish oil?

Is.Omega 3 oil the same as salmon fish oil?

Pretty much: Krill oil and fish oil are the new snake oil, both are high in omega 3 fatty acids which are extremely fragile. Omega 3 fish oils reduce triglycerides by impairing the liver's ablility to make them. However the oxidative stress caused by fish oil actually raises LDL cholesterol. Some day we may use the phrase "this is just more fish /krill oil" or "here comes the fish/krill oil salesman". ...Read more

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Which is better for bodybuilding: flaxseed oil or fish oil?

Which is better for bodybuilding: flaxseed oil or fish oil?

Oil: There isn't good scientific evidence for either of these benefitting anything but possibly triglycerides. Anecdotes and commercials abound however. ...Read more

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How does fish oil w/600mg epa/dha compare to krill oil?

Krill is more potent: Krill oil is generally more potent. Problems may arise for someone who is allergic to shrimp. For those of us that don't like the fishy taste another alternative is hemp seeds; very high in omega 3, 6, & 9. ...Read more

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Is krill the best type of fish oil to take?

Is krill the best type of fish oil to take?

EPA Best Evidence: Both epa ; dha, from phytoplankton, at very high (i.e. Purified rx) doses, tend to ? the triglyceride concentrations in blood. Epa (without dha ; all the other non-beneficial fats in common fish oil) has a track record of also ?ing LDL particle number, even at lower doses ; many long-term trials have shown 12-15% ?deaths thus i commonly recommend purified epa, vascepa, but only 1 gm (capsule)/day. ...Read more

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What's better fish oil or krill oil? What should I look for and what dosage per day?

What's better fish oil or krill oil? What should I look for and what dosage per day?

Depends who you hear: Either can't be fine but some people have problems with one and not the other. The question is why would you be taking it. You can discuss this with your physician, ...Read more

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Is it safe to take fish oil and krill oil together?

Is it safe to take fish oil and krill oil together?

Yes.: Just take the recommended amounts stated in the bottles. If you get upset stomach, flatulence, increased belching or other GI problems you may have to decrease amounts or discontinue one of the supplements. ...Read more

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Fish oil, krill oil... How do they compare to loveza?

Fish oil, krill oil... How do they compare to loveza?

Omega-3's: An excellent article comparing sources of omega-3 fatty acids (dha & epa) is http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/457281-lovaza-fish-oil-vs-krill-oil/. ...Read more

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What is the latest evidence of health benefits for krill oil versus fish oil?

What is the latest evidence of health benefits for krill oil versus fish oil?

Oil comparison: I couldn't find a real scientific evaluation of any of this stuff, check this site out for some information however: http://breakingmuscle.com/nutrition/krill-oil-vs-fish-oil-whats-the-difference ...Read more

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What is the difference between fish oil, krill oil, and coq10? Which is best for a healthy person to take?

Don't take any: A healthy person with a satisfactory diet does not benefit from any of these supplements. It may be useful to eat a diet rich in fish for long-term prevention of cardiovascular disease, but even this is uncertain. Fish and krill oil are both marine oils rich in omega-3 fatty acids that may help some people with heart or vascular disease. ...Read more

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Im allergic to shellfish, can I take fish oil? Krill capsules?

Fish oil vs shellfis: Generally fish oil is produced from oily type fish ie bluefish or salmon so it should be safe to take for people with true shellfish allergies. Krill because it is a type of shrimp - may be more of a challenge - if possible i would stick to fish oil. ...Read more

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Taking fish oil krill oil buckthorn hawthorn n gingko. Can comb cause haematuria.

No: Not unless you have a source in your genitourinary tract. In other words, they won't cause spontaneous bleeding. There has to be something else wrong. ...Read more

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ConsumerLab says a lower dose of fish oil is better for epileptics, so is Nature's Way 500mg of Red Krill Oil daily enough? Or how much do I add on?

ConsumerLab says a lower dose of fish oil is better for epileptics, so is Nature's Way 500mg of Red Krill Oil daily enough? Or how much do I add on?

DHA and EPA: I don't know the indication for fish oil in seizures but in general the active ingredients you are looking for are EPA and DHA and typically those are dosed at 500. So check the label. ...Read more

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Which is best: fish oil, cod liver oil or krill oil?

Fish oil: Refer to this wiki for lots of information on fish oil: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/fish_oil. Lots of faith involved not sure any reliable studies comparing oils ...Read more

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What are the differences between cod liver oil, fish oil and krill oil?

Fish oils: read these: http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-993-fish%20oil.aspx?activeingredientid=993&activeingredientname=fish%20oil http://breakingmuscle.com/nutrition/krill-oil-vs-fish-oil-whats-the-difference http://foodwatch.com.au/blog/fats-and-oils/item/q-what-s-the-difference-between-fish-oil-and-cod-liver-oil.html

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Difference between omega 3 fish oil vs krill oil?

Difference between omega 3 fish oil vs krill oil?

Different fish: krill are any of the small, pelagic, shrimplike crustaceans of the family Euphausiidae, eaten as food by certain whales.
Fish oil come from a variety of fish sources and not just krill ...Read more

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1 gm of krill oil (420mg omega-3) and 1 gm of fish oil (500mg omega-3) is there any different in terms of efficiency and absorption ?

1 gm of krill oil (420mg omega-3) and 1 gm of fish oil (500mg omega-3) is there any different in terms of efficiency and absorption ?

See below: Both are good sources of omega-3's & both should be purchased from reliable sources. Major concern is possible mercury contamination, which is more likely & in higher concentration in fish as they are higher in food chain & toxins are more concentrated. Krill come from deep antarctic waters where toxins are less likely to be found. Sources also recommend astaxanthin (an antioxidant) be present. ...Read more

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Doc wants me to take three 300mg of krill oil daily after my omega 3 test came back. I had been taking 1 krill plus a fish oil daily. Is this unusual?

Doc wants me to take three 300mg of krill oil daily after my omega 3 test came back. I had been taking 1 krill plus a fish oil daily.  Is this unusual?

EPA ; DHA: Fish oil and krill oil have 2 major components: epa and dha. Generally people need at least 1-2 grams of epa, and at least 500 mg dha daily. The preparations you were using may not have delivered this much of each component in the capsules you were taking, so you needed more. Please know that if you eat wild alaskan salmon, sardines, etc at least twice each week, you may not need supplements. ...Read more

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My age is 35 have high cholestrol & m planning to start GNC triple strength fish oil plus krill softgels or should I start GNC triple omega 3-6-9 soft?

My age is 35 have high cholestrol & m planning to start GNC triple strength fish oil plus krill softgels or should I start GNC triple omega 3-6-9 soft?

History: You should discuss your history and status with your physician. You may well need more effective treatment than fish oil to lower your risk profile for cardiovascular disease. ...Read more